Tips for safe and proper use of Firepaw Dog Treadmills
1.Rule number one is to never leave your dog alone while working on the treadmill. He/she should be under constant observation
2. Pay attention to physical signs of exhaustion. Once the dog gets tired, get him/her off the mill until breathing normalizes for the next running session.
3. Running area
Your dog’s feet should step only in the area where the metal frame of the treadmill is and there are small steel wheels (as indicated). It is not recommended for the dog to step in the area where are main (big aluminum wheels) are, because the dog’s feet might get slightly stuck. This will not cause any harm, but might cause discomfort.
If the dog’s nails are too long, they can be injured in this area. It is important that every dog that runs on the trail has carefully trimmed nails.
4. Running Direction
The treadmills are constructed and assembled by hand to be able to operate the best way possible – always in the proper direction of movement. The front of the treadmill is where the handles are and this is the correct direction. Mobile wheels are always in the back.
5. Attaching the dog correctly . Dog Holding Bar fixing
Regardless whether a collar or a harness is being used for running, we always recommend fixing the dog in the front of the treadmill. Dog holding bar stays in the middle. Always tighten the dog holding bar with a key not by hand.
6. We recommend for the Firepaw Carpet Dog Treadmill to be used in temperatures over 5 degrees Celsius (inside in the winter), as the plastic material being used for the carpet might get hard to spin due to low temperatures.
- We would like to note that Firepaw Treadmills are not to be used in rainy conditions as this might affect their durability and exterior design.